Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To me, St. Patrick’s Day seems like a rough holiday when it comes to food. I’m not a food snob by any means, but I am a foodie. I needed to get this easy recipe for Homemade Oreo Cookies out there. In some ways to save aspiring clean food chefs, home cooks, and foodies alike from the usual St. Paddy’s Day recipes.
I feel like St. Paddy’s Day recipes are usually boiled, bland and boring. I enjoy really good quality, lean, grass fed, nitrate free corned beef, turned into a grain free Reuben, but we all know that is nearly impossible to find. Last year I posted a bunch of recipes to create a simple, tasty, Paleo St. Patrick’s Day meal, and honestly, it was pretty good. As for boiled potatoes, corned beef, and cabbage cooked until there are no nutrients left, I say yuck, it just isn’t my thing.
With the creation of ZenSweet Baking I will be bringing you new recipes using these baking mixes with a few common ingredients to make a whole new dessert. These Homemade Oreo Cookies are made with ZenSweet Baking Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix. These cookies are nearly effortless to make. There is a little time involved making the frosting filling, but honestly the cookies taste great even without it. Okay, okay, I know, to a true Oreo lover this cookie cannot be made without the filling and be called an Oreo. The ZenSweet kids absolutely loved the crispy chocolate cookies without the filling and I bet you will too!
To make this Oreo cookie recipe fit for St. Patrick’s Day you can add 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract and our favorite natural food coloring by India Tree to the finished cream filling. A few drops (5-6) of yellow and one to two drops of blue make a nice green color for these mint cream cookies. I hope you enjoy this recipe variation on the ZenSweet Baking brownie mix and the many more easy, fun and delicious recipes to come.